Re-Rate OCT 2006. Finally made it back here after a long (seven or more year) hiatus. There has been one significant change that happened just a few months ago. They have a new Master Brewer named Dean Rouleau. When I finished eating (and drinking) he gave me a personal tour of their brew process, equipment, storage, capacity and most importantly what he was planning to do to improve the house brews. That was incredibly nice of him to take the time to show me around. He comes from time spent brewing at Stone and I think it was one of the Pizza Port locations. I tried what I believe is his first SDBC brew being tapped. It is a baltic porter called “monster mash.” Really tasty. He seems pretty excited about an imperial stout he’s designing for the Strong Ale Festival. My next trip back to SD will certainly include a visit to SDBC and see how Dean is doing and sample some of his creations.
We visited this brewery in 2007, was amongst the first breweries in town. Their beers are ok, however not as good as the ones from their early peers. We liked the stout most. Not so much beer atmosphere, you do not feel any beer passion, more a commercial set up.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 12, 2013
Visited once with womencantsail, after the Veritas 007 release.
This isn’t a bad place to hang out but their beers aren’t very inspiring. Actually that isn’t entirely true. Some of the house beers were good but there is one glaring blemish on their record, and that is Love Potion Number 9. What an awful beer. Never again. Service was pretty good and there is plenty of parking in the large strip mall parking lot. We didn’t eat but the food looked fine. We were just in a hurry to get to some more breweries before meeting up for the bottle share.
ADfan (26) Orange County, California | October 14, 2012
Stopped by a few weeks ago for lunch. The food overall was pretty good with good service. They have a good selection of guest beers but I tried some of there house beers. I felt they were good. The ratings for them on this site was average but the stout and ales I tried were tasty.
Brewpub that feels like a chain family restaurant that happens to have a pretty good guest tap selection. House beers tend to be buttery and not worth it in the local market. They’re still kickin’ though, so something is going right.
A very good place to go-50 taps, a couple casks and VERY tasty food (pork quesadilla was amazing!). have about 9 of their own beers and the rest are local or regional favorates. The watress i had was hot and very friendly. a very cool place!
Located in a strip mall, the place had alot of seating in the front and a small sized bar. The girl behind the counter was absolutely terrible. It was the worst service I have ever experienced at any brewpub. I hope she was just having a bad day or she is going to die very young. The house beers were surprisingly good and they had a nice selection of other local beers. Food was standard and pretty well priced. I would go back only if I had a different bartender.